It is a proud day for ex-Barcelona legend Patrick Kluivert, as his son Shane Kluivert has just signed a contract with FC Barcelona. Patrick played for La Liga from 1998 to 2004 before joining Premier League club Newcastle United in July 2004.
During his time at Camp Nou, he was considered to be the greatest striker in the world. The Dutchman helped Barcelona win La Liga in 1999, and now the former striker’s son is moving forward to keep his father’s legacy alive.
Who is Shane Kluivert?
Born on September 24, 2007 in Zaandam, Netherlands, Shane Kluivert is a Dutch footballer. The player is a striker, just like his father, Patrick Kluivert. The young one was a part of the Netherlands U16 team in 2022. He also signed a deal with Nike in July 2017, when he was only 9 years old, making him the youngest European athlete to have a clothing contract at the time.
Shane Kluivert joined Paris Saint-Germain back in 2016 when his father used to work as a technical director, but he soon left the team and joined Barcelona in 2017. He has now signed a contract to join Barcelona’s U18 team, eager to showcase his talent at a higher level.
Shane Kluivert once scored a controversial goal at U16 competition
Shane Kluivert and Barcelona received immense criticism after the striker scored a controversial goal for Barca’s U16 team in a youth competition against Crystal Palace. The game was brought to a stop after a Barcelona player got injured. The Eagles took this time to go to the sidelines for a water break and have a talk with their manager.
The injured player then suddenly got up and started running. Barcelona’s keeper saw an easy opportunity to score a goal and passed the ball to Shane Kluivert when no Crystal Palace players were seen on the pitch. They soon realized what was going on and started sprinting to defend their goal, but it was too late, and Kluivert managed to put the ball into the unguarded goal, making the score 3-0.
Barcelona won the match with a final score of 4-0 and then went on to win the tournament. The goal had mixed reactions from the fans, where some called it the “dirtiest move” they have ever seen and termed it a “high-IQ move”.
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